Sarasota, Florida (September 1, 2018) On Saturday, December 1, 2018, CAN Community Health will host its annual AIDS Walk Sarasota-Manatee to raise awareness and funds for HIV. Several hundred people are expected to participate in the 12th annual AIDS Walk. This year’s walk celebrates the many people in Florida and beyond who have fought and will continue to fight the spread of HIV.
AIDS Walk Sarasota-Manatee will begin at 8 a.m. in beautiful J.D. Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota, continue over the Ringling Bridge, and lead back to the park for shared testimonials, free food, and raffle prizes. The cost to walk is only $10 if participants register online through midnight on November 29, 2018 at www.cancommunityhealth.org/aidswalk or $25 on the day of the event.
CAN will be providing free, confidential rapid HIV tests and education about living with HIV. School teams, local businesses, families, and even friendly pets are all invited to participate in this important community event. Suncoast News Network (SNN) will have a walking team and Chief Meteorologist, Justin Mosely will be speaking at the opening ceremonies.
CAN has served the needs of the HIV community in Sarasota, surrounding counties, the state of Florida and now the Southern part of the U.S. for more than 27 years. CAN seeks to create hope and healing for the HIV community, combat the stigma associated with HIV, increase knowledge and prevention, remove obstacles to care, and continue essential HIV research. Overall, CAN’s mission is to provide a continuum of medical, social, and education services essential to the health and well-being of those living with HIV.
For more information about participation, sponsorship opportunities, and the mission of CAN, please visit www.cancommunityhealth.org/aidswalk or call Jessly Santiago at (941) 803-7939 ext. 14402. CAN will be offering free booths to vendors at the walk. Call Jessly to make your reservation.